Getting Back to the Basics

Have you ever gotten things so twisted up and turned around in your mind that you aren’t even sure what you are doing anymore?  You aren’t sure what your purpose is or if the current path you are on is even the right one?  It’s as if life suddenly became over-whelming and the day-to-day challenges have you questioning everything.     

I seemed to all-of-a-sudden find myself in this very place.  It hasn’t been visible from the outside, but on the inside…a whole other story.  I started wrestling with the direction I have been headed and if I was still hearing from God or if it was just my imagination and my own desires I was chasing.  Before I could even think to gather in my thoughts and take them captive, they had run wild. 

Can you relate?

I have found that the problem with allowing ourselves to camp in this place of confusion for very long is that we begin to get fixated on ourselves. All we can see is our problems, our shortcomings, our lack, our failure and before we know it, we are stuck in the rhythm of negative thinking and longing for more.   

We can complicate the simplest things when we allow our minds to run wild, can’t we?

So today I want to get back to the basics.  What about you? Do you need to get back to the basics too?

When I think about the basics, I think about what Jesus said in the gospels when asked what the greatest commandment was.  He said to love God and love people.

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.  One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Matthew 22:34-39 NIV

Getting back to the basics means getting back to loving God and loving people…not focusing on ourselves.  I hope to spend the next few weeks sharing with you what I am learning about “getting back to the basics”.  I pray that you will come alongside me as we seek the truth about loving God and loving people. 

With love,

Also, if you know someone who would like to join along, please invite them! This series is going to be great!  I can feel it! 

When you think about getting back to the basics, what comes to mind for you? I would love to hear from you! Share yours in the comments below.

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About Me!

My name is Tana and I am a Jesus loving, coffee drinking, twin boy wrangling woman with big dreams to help women just like you live this one life we get FULL! 

Let’s be honest - life can be flat overwhelming at times, I’ve been there and lived that.  But the life that Jesus died to give us is one that is so much more.  It is my mission to help you learn to walk in the fullness of God and live your life well!


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  1. Rachel Writes on May 13, 2020 at 1:27 PM

    It’s definitely easy to complicate the simplest things when we allow our minds to run wild. I can relate to what you say about bringing it back to the basics. Putting God first gives me peace because I know he’ll direct my path. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this!

    • Tana on May 13, 2020 at 2:52 PM

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting!! Appreciate that! Putting God first is definitely the key ♥️

  2. Sharla on May 15, 2020 at 9:57 AM

    I often find myself in this place when I run into a challenge that causes me to question my calling, but that’s when I need to keep my eyes on Jesus and not my circumstances and continue to listen for and obey his voice.

    • Tana on May 15, 2020 at 2:03 PM

      Yes!! Definitely!! For me lately it’s been in finding the quiet to listen. But when you can’t find it, create it!!

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